Raising a Foodie

But First, Brunch! Family Brunch!

Brunch, the most important meal of the day. That’s the saying, right? A weekend with a family brunch outing is always a fave weekend of mine. Talking about three favorites on the blog today, these all have a special place in my family brunching heart.

Roots Cafe

One of the few restaurants where we end up ordering Jude breakfast from their kid’s menu as its such an awesome option — eggs any style, house potatoes, buttermilk pancake (we order it without the powdered sugar), and either fruit or protein.

Brunch Roots Cafe Kids Breakfast

The servers at Roots are so accommodating and will often bring the fruit out first, which can be such a saver here since there is usually a wait even when you use call-ahead (a must!) for seating. For those not eating off the kids menu, the Peeto sandwich and The Benni with housemade sausage are not to be missed.

Brunch Roots Cafe Peeto Sandwich

In warmer weather, the patio seating is lovely, and come the colder months, it’s replaced with a yurt for more seating. Cheers to that!

Brunch Roots Cafe Patio seating

Sweet Lake Biscuit and Limeade

Sweet Lake Biscuit & Limeade Hot Chocolate

The Hoss and hot chocolate with whipped cream. Period. Add the red quinoa potato hash browns for enough to share with your little one. 

Sweet Lake Biscuit & Limeade Hoss, PBJ Biscuit, COnspiracy Cakes with Fried Chicken

Or, they have a nice kids menu with either a traditional breakfast (pancake, egg, bacon), PBJ biscuit, chicky strips, grilled cheese, or fruit bowl with cream. The fruit bowl or PBJ biscuit are our usual picks. The PBJ is pretty messy, but the jam is a huge hit.

Copper Kitchen

Opening at 10:30 am on Saturdays, Sundays, and generally holiday Mondays, beat the rush by getting there right when they open. There is something so relaxing about brunching here that it’s hard to go anywhere else. While they don’t have a formalized kid’s brunch menu, they have an off-menu kid pancake, and oh are their pancakes divine!

That’s coming from someone who never orders pancakes at restaurants. Another great kid option is the granola parfait. I would have never ordered this for myself, and though I sound a bit like a broken record, it’s pure yum! There are so many great breakfast options, though the Eggs Benedict is my favorite Benedict to date.

Jared usually goes for the Fried Chicken and Country Gravy. Not only is it filling, but it makes your taste buds dance. The corned beef hash is another great option if you want something a little lighter.

Where do you love to brunch?

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